Sky pledges £30m to boost diversity

Sky has pledged to invest £10million per year across its markets for each of the next three years, with the money used support anti-racism and improve diversity and inclusion. The money will be used increase BAME representation in the business, “make a difference in communities impacted by racism” and “use the power of Sky’s voice and platform to highlight racial … Read More

What Tops Recruitment List of Importance Revealed

Employers that recruit early talent and want to improve workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) should tailor their recruitment activities more to students’ economic background, gender and ethnicity according to recent research. With new graduate roles cut by 12% this year and internship/placements cut by 40%*, making the available jobs appeal to the widest talent pool is vital according to early … Read More

The Covid crisis has highlighted the importance of leadership diversity

As the Covid19 public health crisis and the consequent lockdown continues to ravage economies and financial markets, businesses across the world are working against the clock to make fast, difficult decisions, often serving highly diverse customer bases, with no time to spare. In this unprecedented context, diversity has quickly proved to be essential for successful leadership in times of crisis … Read More

How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

Earning a living is a right most of us take for granted. But one million disabled people are currently being denied the opportunity to work, say campaigners. Those who could make an important contribution to the economy have been shut out by outdated attitudes, employers’ unwillingness to invest and outdated transport infrastructure. Today three bright young people reveal their workplace … Read More

Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

Charities say negative attitudes and lack of understanding of disability hold people back.  Disabled people continue to face prejudice in the workplace campaigners have said, after latest government figures showed they were paid on average 12.2% less than those without impairments, equivalent to £1.48 an hour. According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, the median pay for disabled employees in 2018 … Read More